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Museum Educator Internship: Lipper Intership at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

March 11, 2011

This a new internship opportunity, available to all the wayward souls looking for opportunities outside the university:

Museum Educator Internship Lipper Internship at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

The Lipper Internship brings together graduate and undergraduate students from across the Northeast to train in New York City for a semester-long internship in museum education. Interns teach students about the Holocaust in local schools in their college communities and on visits to the Museum.

Prior to the beginning of the fall or spring semester Interns attend an intensive two-week training session at the Museum in New York City to learn how to teach public middle and high school students about the Holocaust. During training Interns meet with Museum staff, hear testimony from Holocaust survivors, and learn methods for teaching from artifacts in the Museum’s collection. Following training, Interns visit several middle and high schools in their college communities to give an introductory lesson in the classroom followed by a guided tour at the Museum. Interns then return to the classroom one last time to facilitate a discussion about the lessons learned during the course of the program.

Interns receive a stipend and are reimbursed for travel expenses. Lodging in New York City is provided during the training period, if necessary. Students of all backgrounds and academic interests are encouraged to apply.

Fall Semester applications due April 1; mandatory training in early August. The application is available online here:http://www.mjhnyc.org/documents/LipperApplication.pdf

If you are interested in the program, or if you have any questions or requests for materials, please feel free to contact Bonnie Unger (bunger@mjhnyc.org646.437.4304) Museum Educator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

For more information about the museum, check out their site www.mjhnyc.org !

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